I was thinking about Hong Kong’s Rainbow Gala and remembered last time I went and cosplayed as Hakuren Fubuki.
…. anddd this happened to me.
They kept glancing back, it was really cute.
..So since then I knew how Fubuki felt. +*
Did not know this was going to be a gif 8’D (Got this sent to me earlier)
Almost a year later, I got some gifs sent to me from last year…
Preparing drawings and resources for how to draw anime and manga style. Even using the same lineart, you can do millions of different things and change the style!
Beta @ Miyukiko
How I lazily draw Fubuki in under 5 mins…
aka how I lazily answer my ask
Sorry about the really bad quality!; seems like the desktop recording program I used to use is a bit incompatible with my current laptop…
miyu, how do you manage to cosplay tall characters when you are short? im short too but always stick to characters who are short. Any tips?
There’s a few different things which can “give the illusion” of feeling taller and shorter, such as fitting and length of clothes, platform boots, positioning/posing of photo, wide angle lens etc. As most of you already know by now, I have a height of 150cm (4’11) and have stopped growing when I was 15 (lol). It’s something I have just learnt how to dress myself to look decent, since I am short and have short legs.
I’ll just use my own photos as example and explain!
For my Souji Okita (Hakuouki) cosplays, I wore the same black platform boots (insoles work for normal shoes too) for both of them. Them are very form fitting, so they do not look “bulky” underneath clothes. (If you look bulky/fat, you tend to look shorter). I cover up my boots and heels if I can (if wearing long pants), but if you show it, I try not to pose for photos that don’t make it too obvious.
For girls, I try to make my skirts as short as possible, because it gives the illusion of longer legs.. and longer legs = looks taller. The more gap between your skirt and your knee, the taller you would seem. The FF8/Rinoa photo, was taken with a wider angle lens, which distorts the photo a bit to make it seem my legs were even longer.
Comparison of when my skirt hits knee length (Maka) and when my skirt is above it, and the length of the top making it seem I had a longer torso and shorter legs, wheres for Yukiko, I had a shorter torso/top and longer skirt, yet legs seem hella long
Why I look taller as Rococo? If a clothing is “too loose” it looks like an oversized shirt, but I needed to seem “bigger” without being too loose, hence you can see the waist line in the shirt, but looser at the top and bottom to make it seem I have a bigger body and torso (The shirt actually almost hits my crotch I think). To make my legs seem longer, the shorts length is above my knee which I tried to show it as much as possible (plus, I have black spandex underneath, which probably helped to show form even though the shorts are loose), and tight fitting sport socks
Photography and posing
If you look at both these photos, I try to make myself as short/small as possible compared to the others…. and it worked right? I lowered myself so I am being taken at a higher angle (which makes me look smaller, compared to straight on, or lower angle photos), and I position my legs and arms in perspective so you can’t accurately know my exact height, and still facing more front on. I’m also bending as well (Not posing straight)
Same cosplayers.. different heights. Me and Nadleeh \o/. Nadleeh is quite a bit taller than me to begin with, but in the left (Hakuouki) she was wearing platform boots anyway. On the right, I didn’t wear boots because I didn’t have yellow platforms for Ivan (lol) so Nadleeh and I had to work out our heights through posing. She’s bending to seem shorter, whereas I was standing pretty straight, but I tried to “pose” like I’m bending a little as well so it seems like I’m naturally taller.